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  • Child As Active In Language Development
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    ... newborns which are thought of as innate do not take into account experiences of the environment in the womb. It does not consider the mother, or the how her lifestyle has affected the development of the infant. De casper and Spence, 1986, asked pregnant women to read the same prose to their babies, and again after birth. It was shown babies preferred the prose that had been read to them in the womb over other pieces. This shows that environmental influences can not be ignored. Bruner, 1983, ...
  • Nurture Theory Of Language Development
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    'THEORIES OF HOW CHILDREN LEARN - LANGUAGE ACQUISITION " ASSESSMENT 03 B/4 PART 4 TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION 2 MAIN STAGES OF LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 5 NURTURE, OPERANT CONDITIONING AND LEARNING THEORY 9 NATURE / NATIVIST THEORY 13 PIAGET'S COGNITIVE THEORY 16 VYGOTSKY AND BRUNER'S COGNITIVE THEORIES 19 CULTURAL RELATIVITY 24 FACTORS THAT AFFECT LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 25 HOW ADULTS CAN PROMOTE LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 28 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LANGUAGE AND COGNITIVE DEVELO...
  • Functional Theory Of Language Development
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    Most theories of language development have considered the matter from one of two broad viewpoints - behaviorist (language is learnt by imitation, e.g. Skinner), or innatist (particularly Chomsky, who believes that we are born with the necessary cognitive 'equipment' to learn language). However, these theories are not truly complete accounts of language development because they only begin to study from the first appearance of words and syntax; none considers how the child gets to this stage. This...
  • Individual Differences In Early Mental Development
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    According to Piaget, from earliest infancy children actively build schemes as they manipulate and explore their world. By acting on the world during the sensorimotor stage, infants make strides in intentional behavior and understanding of object permanence. In the last of six substage's, toddlers transfer their action-based schemes to a mental level, and representation appears. Recent research, especially in the areas of physical reasoning and problem solving, indicates that a variety of sensori...
  • Aspect Of A Child's Cognitive Development
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    From preschool into early elementary school children have begun to develop their gross motor skills where they have developed a "mature pattern of walking" and are ready to test their physical abilities to the limits. Also fine motor skills have begun to develop, however more slowly. Along with motor skills children are developing their visual, tactile, and kinesthetic senses. A child's sensory skills are helpful in learning language. A child's proper growth depends greatly on their nutrition an...
  • Theories Of Language Acquisition
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    How Do Humans Acquire Language? Humans live in a world full of communication. Humans possess a native language that separates them from other animals. Language is developed within the first few years of a person's life. By the time one is a child; he can speak and understand almost as well as an adult. Children world-wide exhibit similar patterns of language acquisition even though they may be learning different languages. How humans learn even the most complicated languages has perplexed the mi...
  • Nell's Development
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    "Nell, an underdeveloped human being has been subjected to a struggle of becoming assimilated and to conformity to society's views on how one should behave and act in public and in private" This film features Jodie Foster as Nell, a young woman who lives the first thirty years of her life in a remote cabin in the isolated beauty of North Carolina's Smoky Mountains. Once she is discovered by the outer world, she is forced to conform to a civilized young woman. Her linguistics skills are very unde...
  • Language Needs Thought
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    To what extent do thinking and language develop separately The interrelation between thinking and language can be considered in three possible ways. Firstly, language determines thinking. Secondly, thinking determines linguistic developement. Finally, thinking and language begin independently but eventually interact to determine intellectual and social development. Before examining these propositions it would seem necessary to define the main concepts. Many 'everyday' concepts become very comple...

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